From the cover - Nancy has joined Ned on campus for Emerson College's homecoming weekend, and that means pep rallies, parades, and of course the annual gridiron clash with archrival Russell University. But when danger takes the field, the cheers turn to tears- because winning is academic when a player's life is on the line.
Bad grades have sidelined the first-string quarterback, and now the pressure's squarely on the shoulder pads of backup Randy Simpson. But a series of anonymous threats leaves Randy running scared - and Nancy running out of time. She has to find out who's calling the shots before the game reaches sudden death!